TS MAHASEN: The Rain Monster
Posted by feww on May 12, 2013
Tropical Storm MAHASEN Intensifying
MAHASEN, which formed over Indian Ocean near Bay of Bengal early Saturday, is forecast to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday morning, said India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Tropical Storm MAHASEN. Base Image: 8km Res Visible/Shortwave IR Image 2013/05/12/01:30UTC. Working Best Track 10MAY2013/06:00UTC- 12MAY2013/00:00UTC. Official TCFC Forecast 12MAY2013/00:00UTC (source: JTWC). Credit CIMSS
Indian Ocean’s first cyclone of the season, MAHASEN promises to bring heavy rains and high winds to the region.
The storm was heading northwestwards, about 1,000km away from India’s eastern coast, as of posting. However, the cyclone could change trajectory moving towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast in the next 36 hours, said IMD.